Euro 2012 group stage draw will be held at 6 pm (CET) on 2 December 2011 in Kiev in Ukraine. Uefa have announced seeding pots last week. Surprisingly, Poland and Ukraine were placed in the first pot, pushing Germany and Italy out to the second pot.
Pot 1: Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine Pot 2: Germany, Italy, England, Russia Pot 3: Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal Pot 4: Denmark, France, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic
Twelve national teams have already qualified for the Euro 2012 European Football Championships in 2012.
These are: Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.
There are still four berths available for the play-offs winners. Euro 2012 two-leg play-offs are going to be played between 11/12 and 15 November, 2011.
Euro 2012 Play-offs pairs: Turkey vs. Croatia Estonia vs. Republic of Ireland Czech Republic vs. Montenegro Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Portugal
The last Euro 2012 qualifiers group stage games will be played on Tuesday, October 11th. Seven national teams have already qualified to the Euro 2012 Final Tournament. Beside Euro 2012 co-host countries Poland and Ukraine, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain have already qualified.
Tuesday will bring next four Euro 2012 participants and the other eight runners-up who are going to play a two-leg play-off's for the remaining four berths.
Several European football top nations are under pressure. Portugal, England, Denmark are among sides needing to get points to steady their nerves in the race to the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. The most exciting matches appears to be: Montenegro vs. England and Czech Republic vs. Spain.
Group D France v Albania, Our prediction 1 Romania v Belarus, Our prediction 1X Bosnia and Herzegovina v Luxemburg, Our prediction 1
October will bring the last two Euro 2012 qualifying rounds. First matches are going to be played on Friday October 7th, 2011. The winners of Europe's nine qualifying groups and the best second-placed team will qualify automatically for the finals while the other eight runners-up enter a two-leg playoff for the remaining four berths. Take a look closer at Euro 2012 qualifiers group A-C preview.
There will be a real treat for football fans in September, 2011 while Euro 2012 qualifiers are coming back. In five of the nine groups is not known who will occupy the first place. Only Germans, Dutch, Spaniards and Italians could be sure of Euro 2012 promotion. First round will be played between 2nd and 3rd September. The most interesting matches appears to be: Bulgaria v England, Scotland v Czech Republic, Ireland v Slovakia, Northern Ireland v Serbia, Hungary v Sweden, Israel v Greece and Montenegro v Wales. The next round will be played on Tuesday, September 6. The most exciting matches appears to be: England v Wales, Romania v France, Italy v Slovenia, Russia v Ireland, Denmark v Norway.
Upcoming Euro 2012 qualifying rounds matches:
Uefa has lunched official ticket resale platform. Euro 2012 fan to fan tickets exchange portal is a second chance for all football fans who were not successful in obtaining the Euro 2012 tickets in April. It is also a good way to get rid of the same Euro 2012 tickets if you were too lucky in the Euro 2012 tickets lottery.
The demand for the tickets has been quite unprecedented and many sports fans, having in mind that they will boost their chances, decided to apply form more tickets than they actually planned to buy. Some of them now want to sell their tickets to other football or soccer fans, who are waiting for their chances to see the best of football on the Old Continent. These both groups could wait until UEFA runs their official portal for ticket exchange in July 2011. However, now they can use Euro 2012 fan to fan tickets exchange portal which enables them to sell and buy the Euro 2012 tickets at once.
The tickets are issued for particular users who registered on the official Euro 2012 tickets portal, and the people that were drawn must pay for all their the tickets first. Only then they can sell the tickets for the same price or give them away to the person they choose. Otherwise, the tickets will not be given to the person who drew them, so they will not have any right to use or re-distribute them.
Volunteer recruitment is now available at Uefa's official website. Vitaliy Klitschko in Ukraine and Jerzy Dudek in Poland promote Euro 2012 volunteer programme as applications opened on Tuesday 14 June, 2011.
Final tournament will be held in Poland and Ukraine from June 8 through July 1. Euro 2012 opening ceremony will be played in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The final match of Euro 2012 will take place in Kyiv on 1 July 2012.